Coolest. Halloween Baby Costume. Ever: Baby Marty McFly
Some Seriously Cool Parents Help This Seriously Adorable Baby Pay Homage to Back to the Future
Look at how happy this little guy is to be riding in his DIY DeLorean! His name is Cooper, and, according to his very creative mama, Cory, his fantastic costume was sparked by a little red puffy vest and a comment from her husband.
Cory shared the story of Cooper's cool costume, along with a great set of photos, on Flickr (shout out to TheMarySue.com for the link). Cooper already owned the red vest, which prompted her husband Jeremy to recall Michael J. Fox's similar outfit in Back to the Future.
Cory says she loved going to car shows with her dad when she was growing up, and that, combined with her love of Future, sent her on a fantastic craft project to turn 1-year-old Cooper's push car into the cardboard, tape and paint homage to the DeLorean we see in the photos.
It's "the perfect costume for Cooper's first Halloween!" proud mom Cory writes on Flickr, and just one look at that sweet face riding in his mini Marty-mobile and we doubt anyone will disagree.
Check out the complete line-up of photos at Flickr -- Cory has some serious skills in the re-creation of classic movie cars via cardboard -- and peruse these five facts about the Back to the Future movies:
-- The DeLorean was originally a refrigerator! Or rather, a refrigerator was originally going to be used as the movie's time machine, but director Robert Zemeckis was concerned kids would get caught inside refrigerators if they tried to re-enact the film;
-- The studio nixed a first draft of the movie script, saying it wasn't sexy enough;
-- The high school used as Marty's school -- Whittier High School in Whittier, California -- is Richard Nixon's alma mater;
-- Back to the Future won an Oscar (for best sound effects editing; it was also nominated for best original song (Huey Lewis' "The Power of Love"), best sound and best writing);
-- '80s teen stars Ralph Macchio and C. Thomas Howell were both considered for the role of Marty McFly, and Eric Stolz actually began filming the role before being replaced by then-Family Ties star Michael J. Fox.